Ballard Power Systems Inc. (BLDP): Today's Featured Industrial Laggard

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Ballard Power Systems ( BLDP) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.0%. By the end of trading, Ballard Power Systems fell $0.09 (-2.2%) to $3.96 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,139,401 shares of Ballard Power Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10,625,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $3.86-$4.09 after having opened the day at $4.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.05. Other companies within the Industrial industry that declined today were: Arotech Corporation ( ARTX), down 16.8%, Pentair ( PNR), down 6.9%, Royal Philips ( PHG), down 5.6% and Astec Industries ( ASTE), down 4.4%.

Ballard Power Systems Inc. is engaged in the development and commercialization of proton exchange membrane fuel cells worldwide. Ballard Power Systems has a market cap of $416.3 million and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 167.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Ballard Power Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ballard Power Systems as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, IntriCon Corporation ( IIN), up 43.2%, China BAK Battery ( CBAK), up 12.0%, Circor International ( CIR), up 9.8% and Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), up 8.4% , were all gainers within the industrial industry with Caterpillar ( CAT) being today's featured industrial industry leader.

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